An outgoing inspection, the inspection done once a tenant has vacated the property is in many ways more important than an ingoing inspection because you only get once chance to inspect the property for the consideration of the bond refund so it needs to be done right. A quick walk through will easily miss hidden problems so a thorough inspection needs to be done to ensure all damage is revealed before the bond refund is agreed on. Most tenants do not cause damage but most are notorious for not cleaning a property correctly. The pictures below are of a property I inspected this week at Mawson Lakes. The tenants hired professional cleaners and carpet cleaners and have produced a receipt for our office. However, that DOES NOT mean that the property has been cleaned correctly. Upon inspection it was found that the oven was cleaned but the oven knobs were still sticky, the range hood was dirty (wiped over but still sticky), the sink was wiped over but not cleaned with stainless steel cleaning products - needs to shine, some of the draws were not cleaned correctly. These are all common areas in rentals. Leaving water stains at the bottom of showers is also another common area that tenants miss as well as window sills and skirting boards. Carpets are usually professionally cleaned - we look for the machine lines on the carpets during inspections and floors and bathrooms are generally OK. The property in the picture was 90% OK, but an additional professional clean by our own in house cleaners was recommended to them to rectify the missed areas. As well as calculating rent to the day the keys are returned, a final water reading also needs to be taken during an outgoing inspection to calculate the final water account payable by the tenant at the end of the lease. Bonds cannot be released without this.